Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony - Cleansing Ceremony

Smoking Ceremony
For centuries, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have utilized smoking ceremonies as a means of spiritual purification, healing and connection to culture. These sacred rituals serve to rid individuals and spaces of negative energies, while promoting good health and well-being through the use of traditional medicine. They are an integral part of connecting people to their land and protecting them from the influence of powerful spiritual beings residing in the environment.

In Aboriginal Australian medical practices, emu bush (Eremophila longifolia) is highly prized for use in smoking, and scientific research has supported its use as an anti-bacterial, antifungal and antioxidant substance. The leaves of the emu bush are placed on hot embers to produce wet steamy smoke, which kills bacterial or fungal pathogens. This can be of benefit for someone who is sick, to prevent spread of sickness, and for use in childbirth.

There are many different plants used in smoking ceremonies and for medicine. The type of leaf used for smoking varies by region and availability, but can include peppermint, cauliflower bush, eucalyptus and sandalwood. Smoking ceremonies are used for burial, celebration, healing and cleansing, and are also a gesture of goodwill, bringing people together; performing the ceremony for another is a gift and a blessing.

Smoking ceremonies can also be a way of connecting with country by speaking to and acknowledging the ancestors or ‘Old People’.

Most smoking Ceremonies are delivered on an aboriginal Coolomon to help contain the eucalyptus leaves and work brilliantly for inside events the require a smoking ceremony. Our aboriginal facilitators are masters at containing the smoke at indoor events, high security events and during bushfire season.

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On occasions when our clients cannot gain the nesseary permissions to perform a smoking ceremony inside, we have a continency plans that include performing teh smoking at the entrance of the building as your team walks in.

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We also perform a non smoking cleansing ceremony performed with a eucalypus branch sweeping motion and cleansing dance as our performers dance through to your event. This is very effective.

National Sorry Day

On May 26th, 2024, we pay tribute to the historic and ongoing mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals who were tragically separated from their families and communities, known as "The Stolen Generations."

This day serves as a reminder to recognise the resilience of Survivors from this time and contemplate ways in which we can all contribute to the process of healing.

Reconciliation Week

During the National Reconciliation Week, which takes place from 27th May to 3rd June and is focused on the theme of "Now More Than Ever," we are reminded that we must never give up the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Despite any challenges or discouragement we may face, it is crucial that we continue this journey towards reconciliation.

Turning away from difficult moments or disengaging is not an option when unity is needed most.
NAIDOC Week 2024
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NAIDOC Week

In Australia, every year in July, National NAIDOC Week brings together people to honour and appreciate the heritage, traditions, and accomplishments of Indigenous Australians. This occasion invites all individuals to discover the cultures and legacies of First Nations people and join in commemorations of the world's longest existing civilisations. To connect with your nearby Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, consider attending the various festivities and gatherings taking place nationwide.

This years dates ar eform the 7th July to the 14th July 2024

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By participating in a smoking cermony, not only are you gaining a healing and uplifting experience, but you will also contribute to our mission. Your involvement aids in the growth of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economy and the development of employment opportunities. Additionally, learning from and interacting with our indigenous facilitators allows for the cultivation of a culturally aware student body or workforce that celebrates the diverse heritage of our original Australians.

Acknowledgement

Our smoking ceremony team acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and work today and we pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging. For they hold the memories, the traditions and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contains image or names of people who have since passed away.